Heavens to Betsy! I had an unbelievable night previewing the new pop-up restaurant Betsy on Barracks Row.
Summer in Washington means outdoor brunches and Sundays spent on patios, and now there is an exclusive, hidden, secret summer oasis, Betsy, a rooftop summer garden on Barracks Row in Capitol Hill. Brought to you by Belga Café’s Chef Bart Vandaele and team, Betsy is an intimate, open-air rooftop serving American fare and a cocktail program focused on all things gin.
The beverage program includes more than 25 types of gin, craft gin cocktails, like Negronis and martinis, and American beers. Many of their cocktails are made with herbs hand-picked from the rooftop garden.
This hidden gem boasts a menu of shareable small plates, all beautifully embellished and inspired by backyard BBQs and outdoor summer gatherings. Highlights include buffalo chicken croquettes, spicy corn on the cob, buckets of fried mussels, beer-braised short rib sliders, crispy potato skins, and more.
To find Betsy’s secret hideaway, head to Belga, then go behind the building, through the graffiti-painted alley, and up the stairs to locate your hidden summer oasis. Or, follow the signs and chicken feet graffiti’ed on the sidewalk. Betsy will show you the way!
In parallel to its opening, Betsy will also debut a Summer Sundays series, with themed parties held the last Sunday of each month from 5-8 p.m. Think of it as your new Sunday Funday. The season kicks of with a Start of Summer Crawfish Boil on June 26. Tickets for Betsy Summer Sundays at Betsy are $40, and include food, two alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity, and a great party.
Betsy is open at 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, with happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. daily, and dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Betsy will serve Belga’s brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Now taking reservations! For more information visit www.dcbetsy.com